Benzoyl Peroxide Gel - The gel belongs to the class of medications known as antibacterial agents and is primarily used to treat mild to moderate acne. It can be used in combination with other treatments for bacterial infections of the skin like acne (pimples). By limiting the number of acne-causing bacteria and causing the skin to dry and peel, benzoyl peroxide works when applied to the skin. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. On your face, chest, or back, acne will emerge as patches or pimples. This gel medication help eliminates the germs that cause acne. The duration and dose of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel will depend on the severity of your infection and how your skin responds to the given treatment.
Working Mechanism of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5-%-w/w
This gel medication is consist of Benzoyl Peroxide as its main component which helps eliminates bacteria, lessens irritation, and unclogs clogged pores. When this gel medication is applied to the skin, it breaks down and releases oxygen. The bacterium that causes acne, Propionibacterium acnes, is eliminated by oxygen by acting as a bactericidal agent. The skin peels and comedones are treated as a result of Benzoyl Peroxide's ability to speed up the turnover of epithelial (skin's surface-lining) cells (skin-colored, small bumps due to acne). Additionally, the gel also has a little drying effect that enables extra oil and grime to be wiped off the skin.
The application of this gel medication should be exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider and only for the suggested duration of period, as the usage of this medication more than it is recommended can lead to unpleasant adverse reactions. The best quality Benzoyl Peroxide Gel comes under the name called Benlix–2.5 Gel by Scot Derma and is highly recommended by pharma professionals for acne treatments.
The gel medication is proven highly effective and safe for the treatment of acne. However, in some highly unlikely and rare cases, the application of the prescribed gel medication can lead to some unpleasant after-effects. As stated before, the side effects of the gel are very rare to appear and do not appear in everybody's body. Although, do seek a pharma professional's advice if you feel that the side effects are getting persistent and are bothering you much.
Some of the common side effects of Benzoyl Peroxide Gel may include:
Benzoyl Peroxide Gel is intended for external use only. Cream/Gel/Lotion/Ointment: Apply the recommended quantity to the afflicted skin areas with clean, dry hands. Use your fingers to gently massage the medication into the skin. Before and after using the prescribed gel medication, wash your hands. Avoid applying a bandage or dressing to the afflicted regions.
Q. Should Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5-%-w/w be left overnight?
The Gel medication is typically applied once daily in the evening when starting treatment. If you don't suffer any irritation, you can leave the region alone overnight after applying Benzoyl Peroxide Gel. Consult a doctor, nevertheless, if you feel irritation or any other reaction to your skin.
Q. How long should one use Benzoyl Peroxide Gel 2.5-%-w/w?
In 4-6 weeks of treatment, the prescribed gel often improves your skin's condition. Please contact your doctor if you don't feel better after a month of treatment.
Q. Can one go out in the daylight after using Benzoyl Peroxide Gel?
Your skin may become more vulnerable to the damaging effects of sunlight if you use Benlix–2.5 Gel. As a result, it is suggested that users of this gel medication use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. Avoiding sunlamps and tanning salons is advised.Enquire Now Product catalog
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